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Definite qualities required for a fiber

Each fiber types having its unique properties decide the usage of a particular type of fiber for a specific use.For example, Nylon is a synthetic fiber, known for its strength, elasticity, toughness, and resistance to abrasion has commercial applications including clothing and carpeting.Cotton fiber consists of a single long tubular cell. Its length is about 1200-1500 times than its breadth, used for making clothes. It has a wide variety of use in Apparel industry.

Cotton Fiber Ginning

The process of separating the seeds from the cotton fibers. Types of processes, Points to be considered for fibre during processing. It also mentions various other properties.

Type of Spun Yarn

Details of types of yarn such as spun yarn and filament yarn also different types of cotton such as Sea island cotton, Pima cotton, U.S. cotton, Asian cotton etc.

Kapok or Capok Fibres

Kapok/Capok fiber is one of the natural cellulosic fibers which grow on the kapok plant. It has a hollow body and a sealed tail, which are desirable features of candidates for functional textiles of this nature. However, the low volume weight of kapok is (specific density 0.29g/cm3), and the short length and smooth surface of the fibers, causing poor inter-fiber cohesion, have prevented kapok from being processed by modern spinning machines.

Mineral and Metallic Fibers

A number of fibers exist that are derived from natural mineral sources or are manufactured from inorganic and mineral salts. These fibers are predominantly derivatives of silica (Si02) or other metal oxides.

Vinyl Fibers

Vinyl fibers are those man-made fibers spun from polymers or copolymers of substituted vinyl monomers and include vinylon, vinyl, vinylon-vinyl matrix (Polychlal), saran, and polytetrafluoroethylene fibers.

Miscellaneous Fibers

Fibers which do not logically “fit” under other classifications such as natural, manmade, mineral etc. such novaloid, carbon, poly-phenylene dibenzimidazole polyimide fibers etc. are categorized under miscellaneous fibers.